‘Disappointed’ NYC marathoners to run in aid of Sandy victims

November 4, 2012

Somehow, Reuters pointing out the marathoner’s disappointment cuts across the grain of the story’s presumed intention. Get the freak over it. The marathoners should have had enough sense and compassion to do the right thing in the first place. This isn’t what I’d call making up ground, exactly.

Hundreds of runners in New York City are refusing to let a canceled marathon spoil their Sunday plans and are channeling months of preparation into informal runs intended to benefit victims of superstorm Sandy.

Amid criticism from victims of Mondays storm that the race would divert resources away from efforts to help flood-ravaged parts of the city, Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday abruptly canceled Sundays marathon. The event was expected to draw more than 40,000 runners to the city – including Kelly Rooney, a 31-year-old stay-at-home mother from Florida.

via Disappointed NYC marathoners to run in aid of Sandy victims | Reuters.

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  1. True Patriot says:

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  2. Esau's Message says:

    Why didn’t Bloomberg enlist their help in relief efforts? Or the volunteers working the marathon?

  3. Zilla says:

    If those runner wanted to HELP they could run up and down the stairs in hi-rise buildings which have no elevator service to check on elderly and disabled people who are stranded in those apartments and bring them supplies or help get them out of there and to hospitals if they need it. People are going to die in those buildings if something isn’t done.
    If they still want to run all over the city, they shoud do it with backpacks full of food, clothes, and water to b ring to people who are starving and dying of thirst before the death toll starts skyrocketing as people get dysentery and other diseases due to having no clean safe food or water and resort to really unsafe things to try to stay alive and stop the pain of hunger and thirst. They are already eating food from dumpsters.
    This is what happens when you have no adults in charge. Bloomy has spent his entire (illegal) 3rd term fretting over and banning foods and drinks instead of doing what is actually a very important part of his JOB: disaster preparedness.
    You would not see half of the misery you see now if Rudy Guiliani or some other GROWN UP were in charge.
    And as people are “finding bodies left and right”, sitting in the dark, starving, dehydrating, and pooping in hallways since they have no flush toilets, what is important tot he left? A “million puppet march” in DC yesterday because they worry that PBS which makes dozens of BILLIONS of dollars in PROFIT might get a cut in the money that is stolen from taxpayers and diverted to them, money that they do not need (greedy bastards). God please give us back GROWN UPS in elected offices this Tuesday! We cannot take 4 more years of juvenile lunatics running this country into the ground and screaming about unimportant things!